Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …


Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …


Lily's Blackboard

What I Saw, Who I Met and What You Should Know About My Back to School Tour

By Lily Eskelsen September 29, 2014 4:35 pm

I am on a plane, heading home for the first weekend I’ve had off in six weeks. I’m not tired. Maybe it’s the six cups of coffee I had this morning, but I’m not tired. My mind is racing with …


Spirit Week – Or "Do You Have One of Those Machines?"

So last week was Spirit Week.  This is new for the school, part of our SWPBS program, and was implemented to coincide with our High School's homecoming.  Why not?  These kids will belong to this high school in a short…
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Bluebird's Classroom

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Sure, Why Not Compare Schools To Yellow Cabs?

The inevitable comparison between Uber and school choice - James Courtovich in the WSJ  Putting The Trust Back In Education @ConorPWilliams riffs off of @ulrichboser's new book Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared …
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This Week In Education

Afternoon Video: Celebrities’ Hilariously Bad Education Ideas

The Marshall Tuck campaign gets a few celebrity endorsements for his CA superintendent race -- plus some hilariously awful suggestions.…
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This Week In Education

Solutions in Search of Problems

The soap opera that is the Los Angeles school district’s quest for technology continues.1 There really isn’t anything in that article of interest to someone not living in Southern California but some of the statements by the players …
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Thompson: Once Again, Mass Insight Explains What It Takes to Turnaround Schools

When I first read Mass Insight's The Turnaround Challenge, I was thrilled by its holistic explanation of what it takes to turnaround the most challenging schools. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the document was his Bible, but then he …
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This Week In Education

Get It Right Podcasts: Toledo Public Schools

Kevin Dalton, President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, explains how TFT worked in partnership with Toledo Public Schools to develop curriculum alignment maps and teacher-led professional development to implement college and career ready standards. He is joined by Amy …
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